Bourbon and Booze

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  1. Gator By Marriage

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    I suppose we should let it go that you know what bad, homeless ass tastes like. On another note, is there another kind homeless ass other than bad?
     
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      So bought Larceny today. I like it. Strong spice to it but not an overpowering bourbon. Not may favorite but I am glad I tried it. I think I have seen it discussed here but what do you guys think?
       
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      I’m a fan and find it an especially good value for my taste.
       
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        @alcoholica , whats your opinion on Makers 46? I just finished a pint of it and like it quite a bit.
         
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        I tried some yesterday evening. I got the spice too, which is odd for a wheated bourbon. I'd drink it again...but I like others better.
         
      • alcoholica

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        It’s alright. Been a while since I drank it. Definitely a step up from the original. Really want to try their 101. Seems like they get better with proof.

        definitely better bourbons for cheaper, but $35 or under is not bad in this day and age. Maker’s gets a bad rap, I just think it’s been priced too high. Now that Suntori is pulling the sales push, it’s in the low $20’s rather than high $20’s. Still better bourbons out there, but $20 is reasonable for regular Makers. 46 should really be in the $28 range.
         
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          Tried Russell’s 10 Year Reserve. Not bad. Got it on sale for upper 20s (can not remember exactly, bought it a few weeks ago) and really enjoyed it. Not sure I would pay $39 (what it is generally around here) but would buy at sale price again.
           
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          I like the 10 yr, but there’s too much oak and char for me. I’ll either let it oxidize or mix it with some 101. Or my favorite thing to do is drink oaky bourbons after I drink barrel proof. The barrel proof numbs the receptors and usually oak is one that gets numbed out
           
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          Went for old faithful tonight, Rare Breed,

          cures the inlaws
           
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            Love that stuff. Can’t wait to try the rye
             
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              I am enjoying a dram of 10 year old Talisker single malt scotch this evening to unwind after driving from Ocala to Greenville SC today. Smoky and peaty, one of my favorites. Very nice, very satisfying, very relaxing.
               
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                Sounds suspiciously like... well, you know. ;)
                 
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                67AD757D-5BC6-4157-A587-094409E8D950.jpeg Picked this pair up on sale. Pretty stoked. Haven’t tried either but I hear good things.
                 
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                  If you don't mind me asking, how much were they? I'm still learning what bourbons I like, but trying to stay in a certain price range.
                   
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                  $29 each I think.
                   
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                    The blind taste tests are pretty enlightening. If they are not blind they are just advertising.

                    That said, everyone’s taste differ, do you like the spice from rye, the cleansing of high proof, smoother wheated etc
                     
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                    I find EC Small Batch to be one of the most unique tasting bourbons that I’ve ever had in that price range. I think you’ll like it.
                     
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                    Nice! Thanks for the heads up - I'm excited.
                     
                  • alcoholica

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                    It's funny you say that, because most people call EC, along with Buffalo Trace, quintessential classic bourbon. Just funny how can people's tastes can differ.
                     
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                      true, people just need to be aware when they drink bourbons in succession, that the prior bourbon can affect the taste of the bourbon they are drinking.
                       

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